How to watch the 2023 Players Championship on Thursday: Round 1 TV schedule, streaming


The 2023 Players Championship begins Thursday morning with the opening round at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Here’s what you need to know to watch Round 1 on TV or online.

Previewing Players Round 1

This time last year, Scottie Scheffler was taking the PGA Tour by storm, winning four times in the spring to earn the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. Despite briefly reclaiming the top ranking with a win at WM Phoenix open last month, Scheffler is once again playing second fiddle to current No. 1 Jon Rahm.

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Scheffler almost got some payback last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but eventually finished T4, failing to move up in the rankings. He was bested by World No. 3 Rory McIlroy, who finished runner-up.

Now all three players are grouped together for Thursday’s opening round at TPC Sawgrass, where the fight for World No. 1 continues.

You can stream the first round of the Players Championship via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:45 a.m. ET on Thursday, or you can watch the telecast on Golf Channel starting at 12 p.m. ET.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the 2023 Players Championship.

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How to watch Players Championship on TV Thursday

Golf Channel will air the opening round of the 2023 Players Championship on TV with a six-hour telecast from 12-6 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream Players Championship online Thursday

You can stream the opening round of the 2023 Players Championship on Thursday via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+, which will have exclusive coverage beginning at 6:45 a.m. ET, in addition to featured group coverage and a simulcast of the Golf Channel coverage. Fans can also stream the first round of Golf Channel TV coverage via ESPN+ and Peacock.


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2023 Players Championship Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

7:00 a.m. – Callum Tarren, Justin Lower, Tyson Alexander
7:11 a.m. – Patton Kizzire, Joseph Bramlett, S.H. Kim
7:22 a.m. – Andrew Putnam, Wyndham Clark, Lee Hodges
7:33 a.m. – K.H. Lee, Stewart Cink, Aaron Wise
7:44 a.m. – Si Woo Kim, Ryan Brehm, Cam Davis
7:55 a.m. – Tom Hoge, Harris English, Zach Johnson
8:06 a.m. – Adam Svensson, Luke List, Nick Taylor
8:17 a.m. – Russell Henley, Lucas Herbert, Luke Donald
8:28 a.m. – Ryan Palmer, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Ryan Fox
8:39 a.m. – Justin Suh, Cole Hammer, Greg Koch
11:55 a.m. – Troy Merritt, Davis Riley, Taylor Montgomery
12:06 p.m. – Danny Willett, Padraig Harrington, Ben Taylor
12:17 p.m. – Matthew NeSmith, Robby Shelton, Will Gordon
12:28 p.m. – Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa
12:39 p.m. – Justin Rose, Patrick Cantlay, Rickie Fowler
12:50 p.m. – Max Homa, Rory McIlroy, Tyrrell Hatton
1:01 p.m. – Tom Kim, Hideki Matsuyama, Adam Scott
1:12 p.m. – Keegan Bradley, Gary Woodland, Francesco Molinari
1:23 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Kevin Streelman, Beau Hossler
1:34 p.m. – Eric Cole, Adrian Meronk, Ludvig Aberg

Tee No. 10

7:05 a.m. – Sam Ryder, Adam Schenk, Min Woo Lee
7:16 a.m. – Byeong Hun An, Alex Noren, Sahith Theegala
7:27 a.m. – Taylor Moore, Alex Smalley, Thomas Detry
7:38 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Thomas
7:49 a.m. – Chris Kirk, Sam Burns, Jordan Spieth
8:00 a.m. – Will Zalatoris, Viktor Hovland, Jason Day
8:11 a.m. – Seamus Power, Sungjae Im, Cameron Young
8:22 a.m. – Trey Mullinax, J.J. Spaun, Lucas Glover
8:33 a.m. – Aaron Baddeley, Scott Stallings, David Lipsky
8:44 a.m. – Aaron Rai, Thriston Lawrence, Pierceson Coody
11:50 a.m. – Brian Harman, David Lingmerth, Davis Thompson
12:01 p.m. – Keith Mitchell, Patrick Rodgers, Hayden Buckley
12:12 p.m. – Taylor Pendrith, Greyson Sigg, Ben Griffin
12:23 p.m. – Sepp Straka, Kevin Kisner, Webb Simpson
12:34 p.m. – Tony Finau, Mackenzie Hughes, Chez Reavie
12:45 p.m. – Garrick Higgo, Joel Dahmen, Shane Lowry
12:56 p.m. – Billy Horschel, Martin Laird, Brendon Todd
1:07 p.m. – Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Tommy Fleetwood
1:18 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Emiliano Grillo, Kurt Kitayama
1:29 p.m. – Nick Hardy, Kyle Westmoreland, Kamaiu Johnson

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